First stop of the tour are the ruins of an ancient Dalmatian city called Salona dating back to Roman times. Even the name Salona hints at the language used by the early residents who Romans called Dalmatae, related to a larger group called Illyrians. Today the ruins lie next to the city of Solin and Split. You’ll have about an hour and a half to explore this majestic former capital city of the Roman province of Dalmatia. Our next stop is the Fortress of Klis. It was also built by Dalmatae on a cliff above the same called village. It was a royal stronghold and home to medieval Croatian kings. Later, it was used as a stronghold against Ottoman and Mongolian forces that raged through Europe. Through its long 2000 year history the fortress was lost and re-conquered many times, since it was a desirable tactical spot for defense, settled between the mountains of Mosor and Kozjak.